I have experienced the AMAZING benefits working out on a consistent basis can give you and I feel a strong desire to share some of the ideas and things I have learned with others so they can start getting in their own routine and feel some of the same benefits. Exercise is just one step on the path to better health, which I believe we as a whole are in real need of. Every step counts and you will find as you take one step and begin to feel successful you will find it easier to take more steps.... "not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) I am beginning this blog with this end in mind, to help you take a step; or, if you've taken the step already, to keep on going!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Here's another few!

I am a big believer that a lot of our achievement originates in our brain. What we think and how we think plays a big roll in our lives. Our words are powerful. If you think about it, what we say to ourselves is what we hear all day long! So be nice to yourself and remind yourself that you are strong and you can do this! He talks about using our brain in this 20 minute workout.

(FYI, he does use one swear word.)

This is a fun kickboxing one for you.
(No swear words. ;))

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Confessions of a Yoga Lover

Today I heard my 5 year old daughter excitedly talking to a friend in the next room "That was a pose! Did you see that?!" Then she yelled in to me, "Mom! I held a pose for a long time! You can see it when you get in here!" And went back to teaching her (somewhat disinterested) friend how to do it. I went to find her, very curious to see what pose my sweet little yogi had just accomplished. I was surprised and quite impressed to see my baby teaching her friend how to do crow pose. That's right, crow pose. She might not have really been holding it, but she was pretty darn close.

Life lesson for October 8th: There are no yoga lessons at my house except a few that my kids specifically ask for, but I do do a lot of yoga here as you might have surmised. Really, truly, kids learn from watching their parents. We lead. We are examples. Whether we like it or not!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Just Walk it Off

I'm not sure why I'm so excited to find these videos, but I am. I think these walking videos are great for beginners and anyone wanting to start an exercise program. You can really slow it down if you need to and pick it up as you get used to it. They are low impact and easy to follow. I've only tried these 15 minute one mile ones, but I've seen some that are longer! I still think taking it outside is more favorable, but not always accessible, plus these videos hit spots you wouldn't hit just on a normal walk. I found this one when my morning PE walk with my kids was rained out. We were all smiles as we did this together... yes, really... but do not tell my boys I told you that!!

Click HERE to find more Walk at Home videos.